Posted by Cassidy on Monday, August 26, 2013 at 11:38am.
5/2t - t = 3 + 3/2t
I'm having a hard time to solve this problem >.<
- 8th Grade Math - Anon, Monday, August 26, 2013 at 12:27pm
cancel out the denominator by multiplying by greatest common factor so 2.
so now equation is 5t-2t=6+3t
then solve. 3t=6+3t
you should get no solution
- 8th Grade Math - Cassidy, Monday, August 26, 2013 at 1:10pm
I don't understand....
- 8th Grade Math - PsyDAG, Monday, August 26, 2013 at 1:12pm
Anon failed to notice that t is also in the denominator.
Multiply both sides by 2t.
5 - 2t^2 = 6t + 3
Combine like terms.
2 - 2t^2 -6t = 0
Multiply by -1.
2t^2 + 6t - 2 = 0
I also get no solution, but at least my equation is correct.
- 8th Grade Math - Ms. Sue, Monday, August 26, 2013 at 1:13pm
Anon is correct.
When we subtract 3t from both sides of the equation, we no longer have an equation. 0 = t is meaningless; therefore this problem has no solution.
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